Fat Removal: SculpSure vs. Liposuction
March 16th, 2019 | Categories: Fat Loss Treatments
Goldenberg Dermatology in New York, NY offers the latest, most effective treatments in non-invasive fat removal and body sculpting for women and men. One of our favorite treatments is “SculpSure” – an innovative fat removal technology that uses laser energy to permanently “melt” unwanted fat from the abdomen, love handles, back, thighs, and even the chin!
While Liposuction is a well-known surgical fat removal method – many people are less familiar with the non-invasive alternative of SculpSure. In this article we discuss the difference between traditional surgical Liposuction and laser SculpSure.
Liposuction Fat Removal
Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires anesthetic. Small incisions are made in the body and a narrow tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is manipulated under the skin to manually loosen the fat cells before suctioning them from the body.
Most liposuction sessions are between one hour and 3 hours – depending upon the size of the area to be treated, the number of areas to be treated, and the amount of fat to be removed.
Mild pain or discomfort following the typically lasts a few days, and can generally be managed with over the counter medications such as ibuprofen.
After liposuction there are a few days of downtime, with no driving for 24 hours and typically no work for 2 or 3 days. Exercise and strenuous activity should be avoided for a week or so after liposuction.
Quite a bit of swelling accompanies liposuction – which takes several weeks to subside. Liposuction patients are typically required to wear a compression garment full time for around 10 days after the procedure – and then part time for an additional 10 days. This is important to help reduce the swelling.
Once the swelling has subsided the fat loss will be fully visible. Liposuction fat removal is permanent and the fat cells will never return to the treated areas.
SculpSure Laser Fat Removal
Like Liposuction, Sculpture fat removal is also permanent. However, SculpSure is non-surgical, so there are no incisions, and no anesthesia is needed. Instead, SculpSure uses laser energy to heat the fat cells underneath the skin, without affecting the outer layers of skin.
The heat “kills” the fat cells and they are flushed out of the body over time through the body’s natural elimination process. For this reason SculpSure is sometimes called “Laser Lipo” !
SculpSure laser fat removal treatments only take about 25 minutes, and there is virtually no downtime – and no pain, soreness or swelling during or after the procedure. Patients can drive themselves home and resume their normal daily activities immediately.
Because the destroyed fat cells must be eliminated over time, it takes about 6 weeks to see a more toned and contoured body. Final fat loss results become visible around 12 weeks post treatment, once the body has completely eliminated the dead fat cells.
SculpSure Fat Removal – New York, NY
Many of our patients prefer SculpSure fat loss over liposuction because it is non-surgical, painless, and there is no downtime.
Call our New York, NY medical office today, and schedule an appointment to see what SculpSure fat removal can do for you!